Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen in the Honda powered RB15 completed 109 laps of the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain on Wednesday.
The Dutchman set the fifth fastest time of the day with a 01:18.787s and speaking following the action he said:
“I think today was really positive. “Whenever you do more than 100 laps at a test, that’s a good day. I’m happy with the way we’re working together with Honda so far, it’s very focused and everybody knows their job. What’s most important is that we have completed a lot of laps and investigated many set-up changes. With different regulations, you have to understand what direction to go in and that’s exactly what we’re doing. So far, it’s difficult to judge where we are compared to the other teams – we’ll find that out in Melbourne – but at the moment the car feels good.
Head of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin commented by saying:
“For the first two days of the test, we were concentrating on accumulating mileage but today we switched focus and began to work on car set-up. “Today, we switched to a different rear-wing that is more suited to this circuit. That put us in the right ballpark for this track, and allowed us to get a better understanding of what the car can do. We made a lot of set-up changes throughout the afternoon, performance improved and we’re quite happy with how we ended the day.”